Next report: March 3
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* We have never recorded so many plants blooming for us this early in the year and each week we are seeing something new. This week the forsythia has burst into full bloom and the earliest of the flowering cherries are not far behind. It is interesting to note that although many of the trees, shrubs and perennials are advancing ahead of schedule, many of the bulbs are moving along on their normal timetable.
- Rick Los, Director of Horticulture
Crocus tommasianus - Snow crocus
Erica - Heather
Galanthus nivalis - Snowdrop
Jasminium nudiflorum - Winter Jasmine (Fragrant!)
Rhododendron 'Christmas Cheer'
Sarcococca - Sweet Box (Flower is insignificant, fragrance is incredible!)
Coming Into Bloom
Bellis - English daisy
Chionodoxa - Glory of the Snow
Cornus mas - Cornelian Cherry
Kaufmanniana tulip "Ancilla" (first of the tulips)
Myosotis - Forget-me-not
Narcissi "Tete a Tete" (first of the Daffodils)
Abeliophyllum - White Forsythia (Fragrant!)
Hamamelis mollis - Witch Hazel (Wonderfully fragrant!)
Lonicera x purpusii - Winter Beauty
Viburnum bodnantense (Mildly fragrant!)
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